Dear Fellow Marquetarians,
We had a fantastic meeting at Herzog Veneer in High Point on June 1, 2013 with 13 members and guests present.
Our new President, Bonnie presented some of her good ideas for the direction of the Club. Among them were the selection of meeting places. One suggestion was that since many restaurants have meeting rooms, we should investigate meeting there and, of course, having our meal there, too. Please look around your area and if there are any places you can suggest, please let Bonnie know (via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). It was also suggested that new members have a “mentor” who can help them. While any of us are willing to answer any questions, if someone living near the new member may be more accessible. Other items mentioned were name tags for the group, setting dates and places for meetings for the whole year at the first meeting; and more applications for marquetry other than pictures and furniture. Bonnie asked for ideas for demos/programs and many topics were mentioned. Among them were: problems encountered and how to correct; knife cutting; book matching for sunburst; pad methods; cutting picture into frame; fragmentation; cutting and using stringers; squaring pictures; mitering corners; sand shading; and having more workshops. Please let Bonnie know via e-mail of your interest in the above list, either in the topic or as a presenter of this topic.
Returning to doing a Club Project was discussed. We want heavy participation in this, but understand that everyone may not be interested in particular patterns, so please let Bonnie (via e-mail) know your suggestions of how this might be handled to bring in lots of participants.
One other item presented was the possibility of hosting a “National Meeting for Shopping” weekend in 2014. Larry Sauers has proposed an invitation to AMS to come to the area for a weekend of shopping for veneer. He has been talking with Sam and Sabrina and Ken Horner (AMS President) about this. Briefly, there would be a weekend during the summer of 2014 during which Sauers Veneer and Herzog Veneer would open their facilities to AMS for the purchase of veneer. There is a possibility of a “meet and greet” of all members on Saturday evening during which there could be a Show and Tell display of one or more pictures from each attendee and also the possibility of a catered barbecue dinner at the same site. Our chapter would be responsible only for being available at the sites to answer questions and assist as needed. This is in the very early discussion/planning stage, and more details will be forthcoming.
Our program was a presentation by Fay Choban on setting up a website for the Club. We are all excited about this, and hopefully it will be in full swing by the next meeting. As soon as we have full details, I will send out another mini-newsletter with information on how to access the website and where to send contributions.
Our other activity was SHOPPING! Sam and Sabrina really went all out for us this time and had an absolutely fantastic selection of veneer for us to choose from and excellent prices as well. Needless to say, we all went home with bunches of veneer to add to our collections! We send a huge THANK YOU to them for their efforts!
There is a call for pictures/entries for the AMS National Marquetry Symposium and Show. Details are available on the WYCOLO website at www.comarquetry.org We have been encouraged to enter as many pictures as possible to make this a very successful show.
Our next meeting will be July 20 at Klingspor in Hickory. The street address is 856 21st Street Drive SE, Hickory, NC and the telephone is 828-326-9663. Jim Sweet will do a presentation on his method of doing fragmentation. As usual, we will get underway at 10 am with refreshments and break for lunch at a nearby restaurant. Let’s have a great turn out for this meeting!
Directions from the East:
- I-40 West toward Statesville
- At exit 126, take ramp right toward Hickory/Newton 0.2 mi
- Turn right onto McDonald Pkwy SE 0.9 mi
- Turn right onto 21st St Dr SE 0.5 mi
Directions from the West:
- I-40 East toward Statesville
- At exit 126, take ramp toward Hickory / Newton 0.2 mi
- Turn left onto McDonald Pkwy SE 0.9 mi
- Turn right onto 21st St Dr SE 0.5 mi
Until July 20, Happy Cutting!